Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DCF: Handspun Yarn Preview

I'm down to my last day of crafting before the Degenerate Craft Fair this weekend in new york city. The weather suddenly took a steep dive into wintry this week, with not one but two days of heavy snow.

Perfect spinning weather! I'm really into working with wool right now and I'm so happy with the yarns I'm making for this show. I'm incorporating lots of handmade, handdyed felt pieces:

The leaves and feathers are freeform hand cut from sheets of wool felt before being dyed and then embroidered/sewn, and the mushrooms are each needle felted from wool.

I love the little toadstools, but this time I felted a few baby portabella inspired mushrooms as well, with tan wool caps.The mushrooms are spun into my folksy, woodsy Mushroom Collector yarn:

Today I'm spinning up two skeins of a brand new art yarn I'm calling Winter Garden, with felt feathers, frost-bitten brown leaves, and a few natural colored felt balls.

Also on my plate today are a few skeins of Dark Forest, with deep dark greens, browns, gold, and felt leaves, and then some snowy white yarn with hand cut wool felt snowflakes spun in.

I've also been spinning some colorful patchwork yarns for the show!

And of course plenty of bulky single ply yarns from local wool locks carded up with bits of recycled fibers like bamboo and banana.

I'm pretty excited for this craft show! If you're in the new york area, stop by this weekend and see my yarns in person. I'm sharing a booth with my friend Josie of Paper & Plow.

The 2013 Degenerate Craft Fair
The DCTV Firehouse
87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
(6,N,R,Q,J to Canal Street)

December 14th: 12pm-8pm
Opening night reception from 6pm to 8pm
Featuring music and free beer.

December 15th: 11am-6pm
First 50 guests get a free tote of goodies!

1 comment:

April said...

Those needle felted mushrooms look so fun and cute. Make me want to try my hand at needle felting again. Good luck at your show!